Adding Tags to Worker Instances

For all worker instances that are launched in specific Azure subscriptions for the duration of backup, restore and retention processes, you can assign custom Azure tags, which may help you differentiate worker instances that have the same or similar names:

  1. Switch to the Configuration page.
  1. Navigate to Workers > Tags.
  2. Use the Key and Value fields to specify a key and a value for a new custom Azure tag, and then click Add. Note that you cannot add more than 50 custom Azure tags.

Consider the following limitations:

  • The maximum length of the tag key is 128 characters.
  • The maximum length of the tag value is 256 characters.
  • The following characters are not supported: < > # % + & \ ? / .

For more information on tag limitations, see Microsoft Docs.


You can use the variables %appliance%, %policyid%, %policyName% as a value for tags to allow Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure to automatically fill in specific information instead of them. However, during some operations (for example, restore operation or retention task) Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure will automatically fill in the variables %policyid% and %policyName% with the name of the operation.

  1. Click Save.

Adding Tags to Workers